May 8, 2013

AkzoNobel, Solazyme in algal partnership

Good morning from Taipei, home of this year's Asia Petrochemical Industry Conference (#APIC13). My apologies for the sparse blog post as I prepare for my presentation later this afternoon about bio-based chemicals feedstock. If my boss will let me, I will post the presentation later this week.

APIC 2013 conference in Taipei, Taiwan

In the meantime, here is an interesting news on the surfactants front. Specialty chemical firm AkzoNobel announced yesterday that it has partnered with Solazyme for the development and commercial sales of specialty surfactants as well as paints/coatings made from tailored algal oils.

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